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Turkey public tender bribery probe leads to arrests

Turkish police have arrested the sons of three cabinet ministers as part of an investigation into alleged bribery relating to public tenders.
BBC: December 17, 2013

Eroglu, Davutoglu have torpedoed all efforts to resume Cyprus talks

The statements made by Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu and Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Friday have torpedoed any possibility for the resumption of a substantive dialogue
Financial Mirror: December 16, 2013

EU and Turkey agreement on deporting migrants and visas

Turkey and the EU have signed a deal enabling EU countries to send back illegal migrants who entered the 28-nation bloc via Turkey.
BBC: December 16, 2013

Greece, Turkey pledge support for resolution of Cyprus issue

Greece and Turkey reaffirmed their support to resolving the Cyprus issue and thorny bilateral issues during Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's visit to Athens on Friday.
December 14, 2013

Turkish FM Ahmet Davutoglu in Athens

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu who is currently in Athens will meet with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras at 10.00 on Thursday and afterwards with Foreign Minister and Government Vice President Evangelos Venzelos at 10.45.
December 13, 2013

Cyprus talks on the table, UN's Downer says

TRNC President Dervis Eroglu received the UN Secretary General's Cyprus Special Advisor Alexander Downer.
World Bulletin: December 11, 2013

Turkey deports jihadists linked to Syria fighting

Turkey has been deporting European nationals linked to radical Islamist groups fighting in neighboring Syria. Ankara faces growing pressure from its Western allies to crack down on jihadists.
December 8, 2013

Syria conflict: Foreign jihadists 'use Turkey safe houses'

Foreign jihadist fighters are using safe houses in southern Turkey to cross into Syria to fight against government forces, the BBC has learnt.
BBC: December 7, 2013

EU Minister Bağış responds to Greek Cypriot deputy’s remarks

Turkish EU Minister Egemen Bağış has been quick to respond to remarks from a Greek Cypriot member of the European Parliament (EP) that likened him to “a small salesman,” saying Takis Hadjigeorgiou’s words are “null and void.”
Hurriyet Daily News: December 6, 2013

Istanbul landmark rekindles religious tensions

Perched on the tip of Istanbul's historic peninsula, Hagia Sophia -- with its spectacular dome, elegant curves and towering minarets -- is an iconic sight for millions of tourists visiting the city each year.
AFP: December 3, 2013